Not much has been heard from songstress Amel Larrieux in recent years. Amel surprises us with the release of her single “Afraid,” a funky, jazzy ditty about the fear that arises when you meet that special someone that takes your breath away. Amel employs her beautiful, bird-like vocals effortlessly here, recalling some of her best musical moments. And, just when you think the song is about to end too soon, she turns up the charm and musicality with beautiful harmonies and ad-libs toward the track’s end that send it even further into the stratosphere. Though nothing has been confirmed just yet, “Afraid” could be the first taste we’re getting of her long-anticipated album, Ice Cream Every Day. While we wait for word, sample “Afraid” below and download run, don’t walk, to Amazon, iTunes or Juno to get your hands on the track now.